Bone marrow transplantation

What is Bone marrow transplantation?

Bone marrow transplantation meaning A procedure to replace bone marrow that has been destroyed by treatment with high doses of anticancer drugs or radiation. Transplantation may be autologous (an individual's own marrow saved before treatment), allogeneic (marrow donated by someone else), or syngeneic (marrow donated by an identical twin).

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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